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Lakeland man dies day after being hit by semi-truck

#Lakeland man dies day after being hit by semi-truck

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Byrd was attempting to cross Hwy 98 near Clubhouse Road in Lakeland when he walked into the path of a semi.

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Officials said Gerald Byrd, 52, was hit by a semi-truck on US Hwy 98 around 2 a.m. Wednesday. 

Byrd was attempting to cross Hwy 98 near Clubhouse Road in Lakeland when he walked into the path of a semi.

The driver of the semi-truck, Eliecer Piedra, 46, was unable to avoid striking Byrd. 

Byrd’s wife told officials that he was at Linkster’s Bay Tuesday night and spoke to her around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday saying that he was going to walk home. 

Lakeland man dies day after being hit by semi-truck

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